Episode #641

News Items

  • More Gravitational Waves
  • Alleged Abductee Runs for Congress
  • Crime Scene DNA
              • Science or Fiction

                • Item #1 Fiction

                  An Atoll is a ring-shaped island that is left behind after its barrier reef has died. http://www.coexploration.org/bbsr/coral/html/body_reef_formation.htm

                • Item #2 Science

                  A coral’s mouth is also its anus. http://www.coexploration.org/bbsr/coral/html/body_basic_coral_biology.html

                • Item #3 Science

                  Individual coral polyps may be male, female, both, or neither and corals reproduce either sexually or asexually. http://www.coexploration.org/bbsr/coral/html/body_life_cycle_story.html

                • Item #4 Science

                  Tropical white sand is mostly comprised of coral that was pooped out of a parrot fish. https://www.scientificamerican.com/video/parrot-fish-poop-makes-beautiful-beaches/

                Skeptical Quote of the Week

                ‘I’m scared to death about the denial of science. Science is real. Science is the most real thing in our world, other than nature. I’m hoping we’ll all get back to a place where we can really understand that science is tested knowledge.’ -Harrison Ford